Pastime

(2006)

Pastime is part of Interval, a project where one representative from each year (between 10 and 60) repeats their age for a period in minutes equal to their age (for example, a 50 year old repeats the number 50 for 50 minutes).

Pastime features pairs that rhyme (eg. twenty-seven and fifty-seven) and have a significant age gap. For the image component, the younger is slowed down to the length of the older, and the older is sped up to the length of the younger. The audio is kept as is, thus the image and sound are out of sync.

For Pastime (27/57) featuring Félix Philantrope/Glynis Humphrey, the image portion of a 27 minute clip is slowed down to 57 minutes; a 57 minute clip is sped up to last 27. The audio speed of either clip is not altered, it therefore plays back out of sync with the image.

For Pastime (20/50) featuring Ashley Wong/Robert Bean, the image portion of a 20 minute clip is slowed down to 50 minutes; a 50 minute clip is sped up to last 20. The audio speed of either clip is not altered, it therefore plays back out of sync with the image.

First presentation at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal. Part of CUT (with Jocelyn Robert and Raymond Gervais), curated by Michèle Thériault, October 19 – November 25, 2006.


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